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House of Lords: Reform

Volume 689: debated on Thursday 22 February 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How, for the purposes of achieving consensus on House of Lords reform as envisaged in the Queen's Speech, they define consensus. [HL2004]

All three main parties are committed in their manifestos to the reform of the House of Lords. Consensus does not mean unanimity on all the issues but, as has been evident through the cross-party discussion, the Government are seeking general agreement on key areas.